After Ogiame Atuwatse III , decided to disrobe Ayiri Emami as Ologbotsere, the billionaire has said he doesn’t recognize him as the Olu of Warri Kingdom.
NEWS MAIL NG reports that the Olu of Warri on October 5 announced his decision to flush Ayiri Emami out of his palace.
The King immediately ordered the Olori-Ebi of Ologbotsere family, Higson Ajofotan Oporokun, take control of the family business till further notice.
Speaking to Daily Independent, Ayiri Emami, said the case he filed against the Olu of Warri is still in court so he doesn’t recognize him as the Olu of Warri. He added that any pronouncement made by the Olu of Warri is not binding to him.
”I don’t recognize him as Olu of Warri. So, any pronouncement by him is not binding on me. We have a case in court and until that case is determined, I won’t recognise him” he said
Emami, a billionaire businessman, held the position of ‘Ologbotsere’ and served as prime minister of the kingdom during the tenure of the former Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli. He mounted stiff opposition to the emergence of the new Olu, insisting that he was not qualified to ascend the throne of his fathers due to his maternal heritage.